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    • This Explains Everything

    • Deep, Beautiful, and Elegant Theories of How the World Works
    • By: John Brockman
    • Narrated by: Ann Marie Lee, Michelle Ford, Peter Berkrot, and others
    • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
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      4 out of 5 stars 19
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      4 out of 5 stars 20

    In This Explains Everything, John Brockman, founder and publisher of Edge.org, asked experts in numerous fields and disciplines to come up with their favorite explanations for everyday occurrences. Why do we recognize patterns? Is there such a thing as positive stress? Are we genetically programmed to be in conflict with each other? Those are just some of the 150 questions that the world's best scientific minds answer with elegant simplicity.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great short stories from the greatest minds

    • By Dror Speiser on 06-05-15

    Regular price: £19.49

    • When Money Dies

    • The Nightmare of Deficit Spending, Devaluation, and Hyperinflation in Weimar, Germany
    • By: Adam Fergusson
    • Narrated by: Antony Ferguson
    • Length: 9 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 29
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      4 out of 5 stars 21
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      4 out of 5 stars 21

    When Money Dies is the classic history of what happens when a nations currency depreciates beyond recovery. In 1923, with its currency effectively worthless (the exchange rate in December of that year was one dollar to 4,200,000,000,000 marks), the German republic was all but reduced to a barter economy. Expensive cigars, artworks, and jewels were routinely exchanged for staples such as bread; a cinema ticket could be bought for a lump of coal; and a bottle of paraffin for a silk shirt....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Entertaining and sometimes scarey real-life story

    • By Dave on 13-06-11

    Regular price: £22.89

    • Life

    • The Leading Edge of Evolutionary Biology, Genetics, Anthropology, and Environmental Science
    • By: John Brockman
    • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain, Antony Ferguson, Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 12 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Scientists' understanding of life is progressing more rapidly than at any point in human history, from the extraordinary decoding of DNA to the controversial emergence of biotechnology. Featuring pioneering biologists, geneticists, physicists, and science writers, Life explains just how far we've come - and takes a brilliantly educated guess at where we're heading.

    Regular price: £28.29

    • Ethics

    • By: Benedict de Spinoza
    • Narrated by: Antony Ferguson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 9
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Benedict de Spinoza's Ethics, first published in 1677, constitutes a major systematic critique of the traditional and religious foundations of philosophical thought. In it, Spinoza follows a logical step-by-step format consisting of definitions, axioms, propositions, proofs, and corollaries to create a comprehensive inquiry into the truth about God, nature, and humans' place within the universe. From these broad metaphysical themes, Spinoza derives what he considered to be the highest principles of religion and society and lays out an ethical system in which reason is the supreme value.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Just not meant as an audiobook

    • By Piano man 2007 on 02-09-17

    Regular price: £20.39

    • The Universe

    • Leading Scientists Explore the Origin, Mysteries, and Future of the Cosmos
    • By: John Brockman
    • Narrated by: Antony Ferguson, Danny Campbell, Jo Anna Perrin
    • Length: 12 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 24
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      4 out of 5 stars 22
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    In The Universe, today's most influential science writers explain the science behind our evolving understanding of The Universe and everything in it, including the cutting-edge research and discoveries that are shaping our knowledge. Lee Smolin reveals how math and cosmology are helping us create a theory of the whole universe. Neil Turok analyzes the fundamental laws of nature, what came before the big bang, and the possibility of a unified theory. And much more.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • First half 5*! Second half.....

    • By slipperychimp on 10-12-18

    Regular price: £30.49

    • What Should We Be Worried About?

    • Real Scenarios That Keep Scientists Up at Night
    • By: John Brockman
    • Narrated by: Michelle Ford, Peter Berkrot, Antony Ferguson, and others
    • Length: 13 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
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      4 out of 5 stars 16
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      4 out of 5 stars 14

    John Brockman, editor of This Will Make You Smarter, presents his latest thought-provoking audiobook, featuring insights from leading thinkers such as Steven Pinker, Lisa Randall, Matt Ridley, and Daniel C. Dennett. Drawing from the horizons of science, today's leading thinkers reveal the hidden threats nobody is talking about - and expose the false fears everyone else is distracted by. Encompassing neuroscience, economics, philosophy, physics, psychology, biology, and more - here are 150 ideas that will revolutionize your understanding of the world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A flashback read from our dystopian Trump era

    • By Pepperpurple on 02-08-18

    Regular price: £19.49